Choosing the right lawyer is like choosing any other product or service. It’s best to do thorough research to help you make an informed decision. Once you secure several lawyer referrals with expertise in the appropriate practice area, you should carefully research each candidate.
Once you’ve compiled a list of potential attorneys, you can begin the evaluation process. Most lawyers offer a free initial consultation, and, as an informed consumer, you should take full advantage of these.
Be prepared with a written list of questions, and make notes during the consultation, so you can later compare the lawyers on your list. Important questions to ask during this initial consultation include the following:
Area(s) of expertise. You want to make sure that the lawyer you hire has experience in the area of law in which you require assistance. There are many practice areas in the legal field, and most lawyers tend to handle cases in specific practice areas.
Potential costs. Legal advice can become quite costly, so it’s important that you know how much your lawyer will charge you. During the initial consultation, a lawyer should be able to give you a ballpark estimate, based on the facts of your case.
Communication. How does the lawyer communicate with his or her clients? If you have a question, how should you be getting in touch with them? What is their response time like? While every lawyer will most likely be handling several cases at a time, your case is a priority for you, and you need to make sure the lawyer you hire recognizes this and communicates with you in a timely manner.
Mr. Rhoads was on the Board for the Palm Beach County Justice Association and was selected in 2009 by his peers to be awarded the “Florida Super Lawyer 2009 Top Young Lawyers Rising Star” designation. In 2011, Mr. Rhoads joined his spouse in opening this firm. He actively litigates and tries all types of Civil Litigation cases.
Rhoads Law Group, P.A., is an AV Rated law office that offers a high level of personal attention and service to each and every client. A high level of personal service and commitment to clients is often impossible in large firms and unusual even in smaller ones. It is our goal to assist each and every person who calls our office.
Because of close knit relationships with firms in the South Florida area, our office can assist you with Mortgage Foreclosure/Loan Modification and Mediation Problems, Insurance Law Problems, and Auto Accidents and Personal Injury cases which you have encountered. If we are not the perfect attorney for your needs, we will find you the one who is. Don’t waste time, call now and set up a free confidential consultation today.
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6701 S. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33405